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Quotations: Memes Teach Communication

Discovery Demands 5TP

Memes that Teach How to Communicate

“A wise man does not chatter with one whose mind is sick.” —Sophocles, The Women of Trachis


  • You may copy, print, and post the memes below if you make no changes to them, their contents, remove the copyright notice, or charge fees to share them. Enjoy!
  • Any memes that are about how to communicate should be collected onto this page over time.
  • These memes are organized alphabetically by the title of the meme. The numbering starts at the top.

01. Meme 2017: How to Cause Double Binds to Control Others

  • (See “How to Effectively Respond to Double Binds” to get out of the traps.)

12 Step Double-Bind Trap

02. Meme 2017: How to Communicate Using “I” Statements

Communicate with I messages

03. Meme: How to Complain

We can complain only about ourselves.

04. Meme 2017: How to Control Others—10 Ways

10 Ways to Control Others

05. Meme 2017: How to Cure Whiners—Step by Step

The Whiner Cure Formulae

06. Meme 2017: How to Effectively Respond to Double Binds

  • (See “How to Cause Double Binds to Control Others” to understand more.)

Double-Bind Responses - Rules for

07. Meme 2017: How to Handle Difficult People—6 Choices

6 Ways to Handle People

08. Meme 2019: How to Motivate Complaining

5 Sources of Complaining

09. Meme 2017: How to Parent or Supervise

10 Parenting Rules to Learn & Practice

10. Meme 2012: How to Respond Intelligently

intelligent responding

11. Meme 2014: How to Say You Are Sorry

what is said serves what

12. Meme 2011: How to See that Whining Is Irritating

whining is not magic

13. Meme 2015: How to Take Responsibility for What You Say

responsible for what said

14. Meme 2018: How to Talk to Mean People

Mean Talk Causes Internal Suffering

15. Meme 2017: How to Understand 25 Relational Styles

25 Relational Styles from 5TP

16. Meme 2000-16: How to Understand How Ego Causes Fights

ego causes fights

17. Meme 2017: How to Understand Passive to Aggressive Styles

Passive to Aggressive with 5TP

18. Meme 2017: How to Understand Perspective

4 Stage Evolution of Perspective

19. Meme 2011: How to Understand Trying to Be Right

being right is wrong

20. Meme 2020: People Cannot Talk or Think About You

People Cannot Talk About You

Memes by Topic (Alphabetical): Help for You to Feel, Think, & Do Better in Life

Please note that these collections are incomplete and more can be found in the meme collections by year and in our books.

  1. 3Rs (Recognize, Remove, Replace) Memes
  2. 5 Thinking Positions (5TP) Memes
  3. Book Information Memes
  4. Communication Memes
  5. Ego & Self-Esteem Memes
  6. Feelings & Coping Memes
  7. Identity-Semantic Memes
  8. REBT & CBT Counseling Memes
  9. Self-Esteem & Ego Memes
  10. STIFFER-MIND Memes
  11. Thinking Skills Memes